Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Several years ago, while searching art books for lessons to teach, I chanced on the portraits of Amadeo Modigliani. As a result I did the first self portrait I have ever attempted in my many years of artistic experimentation.

I chose Prismacolor colored pencils as my medium. Honestly, what is less intimidating than coloring. A colored pencil is simply a skinny crayon encased in wood. Plus, crayons are fun.

Modigliani’s style of elongating his subjects tempted me at last to do this portrait of myself. What could be more appealing to a petite, slightly round middle aged woman. The thing I like best about this piece is the instantaneous weight loss of the subject (me) when viewed through the perceived eyes of Modi. Awesome! Much better than fasting.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I've never heard of Amadeo before, but I think I would like him.